5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day at UBC

Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Here are five UBC events that offer different experiences and help create discussion around gender issues.

International Women’s Day 2020: Equal + EMPOWERED

The UBC Arts & Culture District is hosting several events on campus in celebration of International Women’s Day. These include participating in a march with the UBC Thunderbird Marching Band, live performances and a crafts workshop. Celebrate the achievements of women throughout the UBC community and beyond.

  • Where: UBC Vancouver Campus (varies by activity)
  • When: March 5, 2020 | 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: Free

International Women’s Day at MOA

This year’s International Women’s Day at MOA highlights intergenerational and intercultural celebration of women supporting women. Through the voices of women from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, the event explores what it means to be a woman. The night features dance, rap, song, poetry, improvisation and powerful words by Vancouver’s emerging and established women artists, all of them with a story to tell.

  • Where: Museum of Anthropology
  • When: March 5, 2020 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: Free with student card

LawNeedsFeminismBecause – International Women’s Day Celebration

The UBC Chapter of Law Needs Feminism Because is holding a lunchtime event to celebrate International Women’s Day. There will be food and the opportunity to network with fellow women in law, and the chance to take pictures at a photo booth. The lunch is catered by Tayybeh and attendees are reminded to bring their own containers and mugs to minimize waste.

  • Where: Allard School of Law, Room 123
  • When: March 6, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

YWiB International Women’s Day 2020 Gala

The Young Women in Business (YWiB) celebratory gala aims to inspire women to break barriers, disrupt unjust systems and think outside the box to build a more inclusive society. The event features a variety of panelists and a keynote speech from businesswoman Jen Murtagh.

  • Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
  • When: March 6, 2020 | 6:00 – 9:30 pm
  • Cost: $20 – $40

MenstruART 2020

MenstruART explores issues in menstrual equity through interactive and performance arts. It combines creative expression with menstrual activism to foster an inclusive and comfortable atmosphere for learning. It includes a variety of art pieces and installations, performances and a virtual reality station around menstrual exile.

  • Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
  • When: March 12, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $5 for students

Make sure to check out UBC Events for more events on campus and stay up to date by following @ubcevents on Twitter.